About Max

Max Kanat-Alexander is the author of Code Simplicity: The Science of Software Development, published by O’Reilly Media.

During the day, Max is a Principal Staff Software Engineer at LinkedIn. Before that, he was the Technical Lead for Code Health at Google. Note that this blog represents Max’s personal communications and does not reflect the opinions of any of his current or previous employers.

Max also writes music, plays guitar, and sings. He has a separate personal blog where he writes up his thoughts about things that aren’t related to computing.

About Code Simplicity

There’s just too much complex stuff in the world. Complex stuff can’t be used, and it breaks too easily.

Complexity is stupid. Simplicity is smart.

Code Simplicity focuses on the idea of simplicity: simple things, simple thoughts, and simple ideas that can make the world of computing a better place.